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Werth in, Zimmerman out: Today's lineups

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The Nationals and Cubs will open a four-game set this Fourth of July morning at Nationals Park and the Nationals will do so with Jayson Werth in the lineup in right field but Ryan Zimmerman out of it.

Werth, who was hit with a pitch on the left wrist on Sunday, was back in right field Monday but Michael Morse was sitting out a second straight game with Matt Stairs getting the start at first base. Alex Cora will play third in place of Zimmerman.

Here are the full lineups:

Nationals:

Roger Bernadina CF
Alex Cora 3B
Danny Espinosa 2B
Laynce Nix LF
Jayson Werth RF
Matt Stairs 1B
Ivan Rodriguez C
Ian Desmond SS
Jordan Zimmermann P

Cubs:

Kosuke Fukudome RF
Darwin Barney 2B
Starlin Castro SS
Aramis Ramirez 3B
Carlos Pena 1B
Marlon Byrd CF
Alfonso Soriano LF
Geovany Soto C
Casey Coleman P

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Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak

Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals and comes to The Washington Times from the Cape Cod Times and after stints with MLB.com and the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Recorder. A Massachusetts native and 2008 graduate of Boston University, Amanda can be reached at acomak@washingtontimes.com and you can follow her on Twitter @acomak.

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